View Full Version : Can I print to an OS9 printer from OSX?

Oct 8, 2003, 11:00 PM
My exisiting laser printer (Brother HL-1050) does not have any OSX drivers. (Have checked Brother site)..

1) Is it possible to install it in OS9 then print to iit from OSX to OS9?

2) Windoze lets you add a printer even if doesn't exist on your system. OSX seems to only allow you to install drivers for attached printers it can find and identify. Is there any way to get around this? (CUPS doesn't either). Then I could install a generic driver (eg HP4) which would probably work.


Oct 8, 2003, 11:29 PM
you can always save as a pdf and print through an OS 9 version of acrobat

Oct 8, 2003, 11:45 PM
ahhh yeah! cool! Thanks Stoid. That's a good workaround.

Oct 9, 2003, 09:19 PM
um... how do i add the printer in os9??

I'm a recent switcher hence the question.

I tried Desktop Printer Utility but couldn't figure out what to do next and it didn't show up or anything, and only Laserwriters were in the list above it. My printer was connected at the time.

Sun Baked
Oct 9, 2003, 09:43 PM
Did you look at www.versiontracker.com and search for Gimp Print


Oct 10, 2003, 05:05 AM
Woohoo! Thanks Sun Baked!! That worked excellent.

Does anyone know if there's any other "secret" clicks (like the option-click on Add Printer) I should know about in OSX?